Hawaiian Lei Making A Step by Step Guide
By: Laurie Shimizu Ide
Date of Publication: 1998
In Hawaii, special occasions are accented by the giving and wearing of leis. Luckily, every occasion is special in Hawaii and the Hawaiian lei has become a symbol of friendship, love, best wishes, welcome and farewell. The Hawaiian Lei Making Step-By-Step Guide takes you behind the scenes to see how leis are made.
From where to find a particular flower, to how best to store the finished lei, here is a complete photographic instruction guide and reference tool covering forty different lei making flowers, vines, fruits, leaves and cones. Beginners will discover a comprehensive background including the origin of the lei, lei customs, the leis of each of the Hawaiian islands, six different lei making methods, as well as easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. More experienced artisans will find a practical store of technical knowledge and various techniques.